Gonzaga halts seven-game slide
Mark Castellitto belted his 10th home run of the season, going 2 for 5 with three RBIs and a run scored as the Gonzaga baseball team hit a trio of homers to beat Washington (20-19) 11-1 in nonconference action Tuesday in Seattle.
The Huskies led 1-0 on an RBI by Doug Cherry, who had four hits on the day. But GU (14-27-1) plated four runs in the third and kept on slugging, putting up 11 runs on 14 hits to snap a seven-game losing streak.
Sean Wilson and Clayton Eslick added homers for the Bulldogs, with Eslick hitting a grand slam in the top of the seventh to give them the 11-1 edge. Reliever Mark Phillips earned the win, allowing no runs in 42/3 innings.
With three rounds down and one remaining, No. 1 Stanford holds a seven-stroke edge over No. 6 Washington with a score of 1,023 at the Pac-10 men’s golf championship at the par-71, 7,057-yard Karsten Golf Course in Tempe, Ariz.
The Huskies picked up eight shots on the Cardinal in the third round, shooting a 340 as Richard Lee and Nick Taylor shot 3-under-par 68s.
Leading the individual race for medalist honors is Arizona State’s Jesper Kennegard, who sits at 17-under 196.
Washington State is in 10th place and is led by Trent Sanders, who has a score of 215 for 40th place.
Track and field
Eastern Washington’s Nicole Luckenbach was named the Big Sky Conference Field Athlete of the Week for her record-breaking performance at the Cougar Invitational in the hammer throw. Luckenbach set an EWU record with a distance of 199 feet, 8 inches.
•Beau Whitney of Idaho earned men’s Field Athlete of the Week honors from the Western Athletic Conference after throwing a personal-best 205-1 in the hammer throw at the Cougar Invitational. His throw left him in fourth place all time at Idaho.
Former Rogers High School standout Levi Horn, an offensive lineman who played football at the University of Oregon and Montana, signed a free-agent contract with the Chicago Bears.